December 29, 2011

While I have argued that distributive economies must be heterogeneous, I would also argue that there are at least to economic premises that should cut through all variations of the economy. They are 1) the concept of sustainability and  2) the acknowledgement of commonwealth. Much more needs to be written about sustainability, but I would only say here that it is not “sameness.” It is not a mechanical or scientific principle of invariability. Sustainability does not oppose forms of growth and development and, in fact, in human systems, the two are always intertwined. The second–acknowledgement of commonwealth–is not a precise measure, but a governing function of our thinking.